PHILLIPS, THOMAS HAL, 1922-2007

Biography:

Novelist; writer of screenplays. BornРOctober 11, 1922, Corinth, Miss. ParentsРW.T. and Ollie (Fare) Phillips. EducationРMississippi State College, B.S., 1943; University of Alabama, M.A. First novel, The Bitterweed Path, served as graduate thesis. Taught creative writing at Southern Methodist University, 1948-1950. Mississippi State Public Service Commission, 1958-64. Wrote screenplays for several successful films. Received the Rosenwald Fellowship in Fiction, 1947; Eugene F. Saxon Award, 1948; Fulbright Fellowship, 1950; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1953. Story included in O. Henry Prize Stories of 1951. Died April 3, 2007.

Source:

Contemporary authors online

Publication(s):

The Bitterweed Path. New York; Rinehart, 1950.

The Day JFK Died, Teleplay. S.l.; typescript, 1980.

The Golden Lie. New York; Rinehart, 1951.

The Loved and the Unloved. New York; Harper, 1955.

Red Midnight.  University Press of Mississippi, 2002.

Search for a Hero. New York; Rinehart, 1952.